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also known as Joan Amerman Edwards

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Joan Jonas, American artist. Recipient Polaroid Award for Video, 1987, Maya Deren Award for Video, American Film Institute, 1988, Hyogo Prefecture Museum Modern Art Prize, Japan International Video Art Festival, Anonymous Was a Woman Award, 1998.


Jonas, Joan was born in 1936 in New York, Bachelor of Arts Art History, Mount Holyoke College, 1958.


Bachelor in Art History, Mount Holyoke College, 1958. Studied Sculpture, Boston Museum Fine Arts, 1958—1961. Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Columbia University, 1965.


Joined faculty Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2000, professor department architecture, professor, acting director visual arts program.


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    • Exhibitions include Aspects de l'art actuel presentes par la Galerie Sonnabend, Musee Galliera, Paris, 1973, Stage Sets, Institute Contemporary Art, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1976, Three Tales, Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany, 1977, Joan Jonas: The Juniper Tree, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1979, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1979, Music, Sound, Language Theater, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1981, Double Lunar Dogs, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 1981, Other Realities - Installations for Performance, 1981, Upside Down and Backwards, Documenta 7, Kassel, Germany, 1982, He Saw Her Burning, German Academic Exchange Service Galerie, Berlin, 1984, Revolted by the thought of known places. Sweeney Astray, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, 1992, Joan Jonas: Works 1968-1994, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1994, Props: Works 1994-1997, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York City, 1997, In the Shadow a Shadow, 1999, Drawings, Reinhard Hauff Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany, 2000, Joan Jonas: Film and Video Work, 1968-1976, Dia Center for Arts, New York City, 2000, Joan Jonas: Performance, Video, Installation, 1968-2000, Galerie der Stadt, Stuttgart, Germany, 2000-2001, Neue Galerie fur Bilden Kunst, Berlin, 2003, Joan Jonas: Video Retrospective, Museum Carillo Gil, Mexico City, 2003, Joan Jonas: Five Works, Queens Museum Art, New York City, 2003 (Award for Best Exhibition of Time Based Art, International Association Art Critics/United States of America, 2005), Lines in the Sand, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, 2003, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, 2004, The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things, 2004, film and videography, Wind, 1968, Paul Revere, 1971, Mirror Check, 1971, Vertical Roll, 1972, Organic Honey's Visual Telepathy, 1972, Duet, 1972, Left Side Right Side, 1972, Songdelay, 1973, Three Returns, 1973, Barking, 1973, Two Women, 1973, Disturbances, 1974, Merlo, 1974, Glass Puzzle, 1974, May Windows, 1976, Good Night, Good Morning, 1976, I Want to Live in the Country (And Other Romances), 1977, Upside Down and Backwards, 1981, Double Lunar Dogs, 1983, He Saw Her Burning, 1983, Big Market, 1984, Brooklyn Bridge, 1988, Volcano Saga, 1989.


Married Gerald Jonas, 1959.

Gerald Jonas